Matthew Ismael Ruiz

Freelance writer, Billboard.com

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill

10 Times Nicki Minaj Out-Rapped a Male MC on the Same Song

Nicki Minaj’s pop sensibility is strong; her Billboard chart history is proof enough of that. And her flow is ferocious enough to go toe-to-toe with seasoned counterparts on songs like "Monster" and "Roman Reloaded." Here are ten of our favorite examples of Nicki showing up her male counterparts.
Eminem

8 Problematic Early Eminem Songs That Wouldn't Fly In 2016

With the release of his new track “Campaign Speech,” we still find Marshall Mathers dropping the word “f----t” and threatening violence against women. Here are eight songs by Eminem that, despite their technical brilliance, give us cultural indigestion.
prince 2016

Prince's Most NSFW Lyrics: 10 Times He Would Have Had to Pay The Swear Jar

"Luke Cage" showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker planned to show Prince the first two episodes, hoping that he would appear on the show. Both Prince and the show's Pop used swear jars. Here is Billboard's list of Prince's dirtiest lyrics, which definitely would've called for donations.
The Weeknd performs in 2015

The Weeknd's 10 Greatest Lyrical Drug References

We’ve rounded up some of the Weeknd's more memorable drug references, in an attempt to understand what could hurt so bad to need all those narcotics. Here are our ten favorites from Abel Tesfaye.
Young Thug photographed in 2016

Deciphering the Idol Worship of Young Thug's 'Jeffery' Tracklist

Shortly after Young Thug dropped his 2016 LP/mixtape/Jeffrey, he revealed on his Instagram that he “named the songs after all my idols,” with a track list that featured songs titled “Guwop” and “Harambe.” Here’s a track-by-track breakdown of Thugger’s idol worship.
Kanye West

Kanye West's Top 10 NSFW Lyrics

Kanye West has been dropping jaws since his 2004 debut, "The College Dropout," and the number of NSFW bars per album has increased exponentially. As evidence, we’ve collected 10 of his foulest, filthiest, most NSFW lyrics.